A 24-year-old girl walked into a security forces camp and insisted on meeting the commander.
She confided to him that a militant from across the border had forcibly stretched the hospitality of her family for the past several years in the name of jihad.
Sometime later, she says, he also began to abuse her and then began to draw perverse pleasure from burning her with cigarettes. She could not take it any more and wanted to see him killed.
One morning, based on her information, an operation was launched and the militant was killed.
In another incident, a Kashmiri boy studying in Class-VIII sought an appointment with the Commanding Officer of an Infantry Battalion. On meeting him, the boy was inconsolable.
He then confided that a militant often came to his house and would force himself on his college-going sister. Based on the information, a cordon and search operation was launched and the militant was killed.
There are thousands such stories regarding atrocities by Pakistani jihadis on the women of Kashmir.
Privately, the separatist (read pro-Pakistan) leaders in Kashmir ask women to quietly endure the assault on their dignity for the larger cause of jihad.
Image: Kashmiri women gesture as they look from a window onto the funeral of Iqbal Ahmed Khan, who died of bullet wounds inflicted as protesters clashed with security forces in Srinagar on August 4, 2010. Picture copyright AFP. Unauthorized reproduction prohibited.Also see: Soldier's Final Inspection in Heaven by the Lord! | The naked truth of Naxalism